Raheem Kassam, Breitbart, December 14, 2015
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has lashed out at European Union (EU) leaders who continue to reject his plans to keep migrants out of the EU. He has described the response “weak, unsure and powerless” and claimed that his country, Hungary, is now becoming a “battlefield” because of the ongoing situation.
Mr. Orban told delegates at the ruling party Fidesz’ congress on Sunday–where he was unanimously re-elected as the party’s leaders–that the “continent looks like a battlefield and the worse is yet to come.
“How many more will hit the road, heading for Europe?” He quizzed, before suggesting: “I believe it’s millions, or tens of millions.”
On Sunday, 1,174 out of 1,177 party Fidesz party delegates voted Mr. Orban in as president again.
He responded by stating he was ready to lead his party in 2018’s national elections, aiming to become prime minister for a third consecutive term.
Mr. Orban swept to power in 2010 and was reelected in 2014, and has seen his approval ratings boosted by his hardline anti-immigration policies, including the construction of a steel fence along Hungary’s southern borders to keep out hundreds of thousands of migrants fleeing war and poverty.
A recent poll showed Fidesz had 51 percent support among decided voters, compared with 21 percent for the second strongest party, the far-right Jobbik. The leftist opposition in Hungary is weak and fragmented.
And Mr. Orban reiterated his long-standing claim that European is being “invaded” by migrants, insisting: “We will protect our borders [and] Hungarian people from criminals, terrorists [and] illegal immigrants”.